Minister seeks industrialists intervention for dispose off 2216 pending cases of workers’ welfare

Our Special Correspondent

Karachi

Caretaker Minister for Labour & Human Resources Simon John Daniel on Wednesday has sought intervention of industrialists/company owners’ intervention for verification to dispose off 2216 pending cases of welfare measures for workers’ families pertaining to scholarships, marriage grants and death grants.
Provincial minister for labour & Human resources made this appeal while presiding over meeting regarding welfares measure undertaken for workers and their families here at Sindh Workers welfare Board.
Simon John Daniel observed that funds were available with SWWB for disbursement to workers under various welfare schemes which were collected from companies, industrial units adding that SWWB rules of business requires merely authentication/verification of workers credentials from relevant industrial unit, company.
Caretaker minister also directed a committee comprising officials of labour department, SESSI and SWWB should be formed on regional levels to hold meeting with chambers of commerce & industries and mill owner association to persuade them for verification of pending cases of workers’ families.
In this regard, he added that an awareness campaign should be launched through print & electronic media for the information & education of companies. Responding to variation in the number of registered workers with Labour department, SESSI and SWWB, Simon John Daniel desired to create centralized data of registered workers and computerization of all relevant record of workers.

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